General and business aviation services company Simavia has received certification from Russia that allows it to operate as an authorized service center (ASC) for Daher’s TBM turboprop single. The FAP-285 certification issued by Russia’s Federal Agency for Air Transport also enables Simavia to operate as a TBM ASC in Armenia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan.
As part of the awarding of the ASC, Simavia technicians traveled to the Daher TBM factory in Tarbes, France, to attend a four-week training course. Simavia has its headquarters in Krasnodar in the Kuban region near the Black Sea and also operates a base in St. Petersburg. Its business includes aircraft sales, maintenance, aviation training, and VIP charter.
The company’s relationship with Daher began as an area sales representative for TBM aircraft in Russia. “We salute the expanding TBM activities at Simavia, which is a dynamic, dedicated, and high-quality promoter of general aviation in Russia,” said Daher aircraft division senior v-p Nicolas Chabbert. “We are fully committed to supporting on-demand transportation in Russia, as well as across Eastern Europe and Eurasia, especially from remote community airports where operators will benefit from the TBM’s speed, economical operating costs, and the ability to serve smaller runways.”